Today, Deval Patrick will leave the Massachusetts state house as Governor for the last time. We applaud the Governor for his strong record on education, the environment, healthcare, and more. But we applaud him most for his unyielding commitment to civic engagement, for his unwavering vision to move Massachusetts -- and the world -- to a better place.
In 2007, FableVisionary Michele Norman was Director of the Governor's Youth Inaugural. With the Governor's statement on civic engagement in hand, she asked us to design a poster featuring his words. We did.
To honor Governor Patrick and celebrate our shared belief in the power and potential civic engagement has to improve the odds for us all, here is the poster. We hope you will read it, share it, live it.
And to Governor Patrick we say thank you for your vision, leadership, and commitment to citizens of every age. We wish you well!